Gunshot Victim Critically Wounded in New Haven

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    A man shot on George Street near the Waverly Street intersection is in the hospital with a critical head injury.

    A man is in critical condition after being shot in the head in New Haven early Friday morning. 

    Police responded to investigate a shooting on George Street near the Waverly Street intersection at 2:34 a.m. and found Jerry Boucicault, 37, with a gunshot wound to the head. He was rushed to Yale-New Haven hospital for treatment. 

    A man approached Boucicault from behind when he came to pick someone up at 590 George Street, shot him once in the back of the head and ran east on the road, police said. 

    The shooter is described as a "black man wearing a white T-shirt" and escaped in a car parked near Waverly Street, according to police. 

    Police have not released information on whether the shooter knew the victim, but said that robbery was not likely the motive. 

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